Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva Expected to Square Off at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil

July 24, 2013
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HamillJardine047TUF11Matt Hamill and Thiago Silva will square off in a light heavyweight bout on Oct. 9 in Brazil.

Official content partner Knockout Radio broke the news on Wednesday’s show on MMAWeekly.com.

The event is expected to be dubbed UFC Fight Night 29 and air on the new Fox Sports 1 network.

Hamill (10-4), a contestant on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter, had called it quits in late 2011 after losing back-to-back bouts to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Alexander Gustafsson.

He returned after a year out of the Octagon to defeat Roger Hollett at UFC 152 last September.

Silva (15-3, 2 NC) has travelled a rocky road during his UFC tenure, twice having victories turned to no contest results due to drug testing entanglements.

He had a victory over Brandon Vera overturned when he provide a fake urine sample, and then had a Submission of the Night win against Stanislav Nedkov changed to a no contest after he tested positive for marijuana metabolites.

Silva was suspended for six months following the Nedkov bout, but has since returned and scored a first-round knockout over Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at UFC on Fuel TV 10 in June.

UFC Fight Night 29 is also rumored to host a welterweight fight between Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Hamill is my feel good story of MMA. I still want to see the rematch with Bisping!

    • drkdisciple

      Why would Bisping fight Hamill?
      1) they are not even in the same weight category.
      2) Bisping (like him or not) is a contender on the other hand Hamill is washed up.
      3) Bisping already beat him so why even bother?

      • Baller31

        Wow you are clueless. If you saw the fight you know Hamill completely dominated bisping, and the crooked decision for bisping fighting in his home country was extremely controversial because Hamill clearly won.

        • drkdisciple

          you are the same clown that thought weidman could take silva down at will and purposefully kept the fight standing to win by ko….so you obviously know plenty about being clueless…at the very least wait till weidman defends his title once b4 becoming a nut-hugger…. as far as Bisping vs Hamill fight you make it sound like it was one sided…perhaps you were too busy chanting “usa usa usa” in your living room and missed parts of it. It was a close fight and to say that Hamill was robbed is exaggerated. But then again looking at most of your posts you seem to believe every non american champion is over-rated and every close fight lost by an american is robbery…so much for being impartial. oh “usa usa usa”

          • PhranktheTank

            Hamill absolutely got robbed in the bisping fight.

          • Kris-tyahn

            I completely concur, Hamill didn’t “destroy” Bisping, but I really thought Hamill won that fight! As for Hamill vs. Silva… Hamills going to get KTFO, and if anyone could die in the Octagon, it could be in this fight! Hamill’s so out classed, it’s not even funny. I hope he or Silva gets injured so this fights does not go ahead! This fight is going to be like watching a baby gazell vs. a starving lion in his prime.

          • Baller31

            You’re an idiot. The same idiot who thought silva would destroy Weidman. And if you read my posts you would know I’m a fan of both silva and Weidman, and I’m objective, unlike you. If you watched the bisping Hamill fight and actually thought bisping won, then you are even more clueless than I thought about mma and fighting in general.

          • drkdisciple

            You should consider eye laser surgery it is affordable. Go back to your “usa usa usa” chants you door knob.

          • TheCerealKiller

            Cecil Peoples was a judge and gave it to Bisping… enough said.

          • drkdisciple

            Cecil Peoples is bad however he was not the only one to give Bisping the nudge. Anyone saying that the decision was highway robbery is exagerating .

          • Baller31

            Lets just agree that you’re a douchebag and leave it at that

          • drkdisciple

            Being called a douchebag by a clueless moron isn’t much of an insult….and yes we can leave it at that.

          • Gary Fredericks

            Have a little USA hate going on there drkdisciple?
            I too thought Bisping should have lost the Hammil fight until I watched it a few more times. After that, it was OBVIOUS Hammil was ROBBED! Maybe you were too busy singing “God Save the Queen”? LOL (See how silly I was here)

          • drkdisciple

            silly indeed..I am not British and never heard ” God Save the Queen” chanted at any mma event. As far as hating the USA hell no..however I do hate the homers that think a fighter should win because he is american and when he loses its always because he was robbed….someone like baller aka mr “usa usa usa”

          • Gary Fredericks

            Understandable, and I hear ya….even with me being American. My God Save The Queen thing was tongue in cheek.

          • Baller31

            Please show me one post where I even mentioned the USA? Stop making stuff up DB
            And remove your lips from Silvia’s junk

          • drkdisciple

            The “lyrics” are easy enough to remember, just get a rhythm going “U..S..A……U..S..A.”

  • drkdisciple

    Matt Hamill should have stayed retired…at this stage in his career he brings nothing worth mentioning to the sport.

  • http://mmacover.com/ Bryam Olivera

    Striker vs. Wrestler its an interesting fight yet odd matchup. I didn’t see this coming

  • julian moran

    Silva wins this.

  • Zap

    yeah this is bad. Silva kills Hamil and proves nothing. Does little for his title contention. The fight that shudve happened was Silva and Glover. They F’d
    that up big time.

  • AXE MURDERER

    Hamil last fought sept. 2012, a win. Keep in mind he has wins over Tim Boetcsh, Mark Munoz, Keith Jardine, Tito, And Bones Jones, Loool…. Oh & that split with Bisping too.. But with that said would you not rather see Thiago vs Vandy & Matt Hamill vs James Te Huna or Ryan Jimmo

    • bildo

      Seth petruzelli too

  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    I’d give Matt the edge in with his wrestling but with Thiago Silva training along side of Rashad Evans and Anthony Johnson I feel his is a bad match up for him. Thiago Silva is a beast.

  • james j

    Hamill. Why? The Rampage fight was so painful to watch. It set the UFC back 5 yrs.

  • ufcmatchmakerISHORRIBLE

    WTF!!! Why not thiago silva VS big foot silva. These 2 HATE EACH OTHER. Joe silva is the worst matchup maker ever.. i mean seriously thiago silva vs matt hamill? That a joke…

    • PhranktheTank

      About 60 lbs in weight difference might be why that isn’t happening

    • jrcr_15

      I bet you work at burger king mopping floors because you are too stupid to work a cash register. Do you realize how retarded your comment is?

  • thiagosilvadoping

    Matt Hamill will win this fight by using his wrestling skills that will lead to split decision, it will be boring fight, but win is a win.

    I want you to remember this, Thiago Silva sucks at wrestling.

    Fists don’t always win the game.

  • solo

    I dont get it. After an impressive victory over Feijao, Silva now he gets Hamill. Nelson gettin Cormier after a loss to Miocic. WTF JOE?

  • bajafox

    At least it’s free

  • TheCerealKiller

    I da King! Make me a sandwich.

  • bildo

    Matt Hamill will DEMOLISH Thiago Silva !!

  • bildo

    MATT HAMILL WILL DEMOLOSH THIAGO SILVA !!!
    CUZ THIAGO SILVA ALWAYS GETS HURT !!

  • bildo

    Matt Hamill will demolish thiago silva !!
    Cuz thiago silva always gets hurt !!